The Elizabethan Tower of London: the Haiward and Gascoyne Plan of 1597
by Anna Keay
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No work on the Tower of London is complete without a plate of the Haiward and Gascoyne survey of 1597. Their work constitutes the only survey of the Tower of London before it underwent substantial renovation in the course of the seventeenth century. This study investigates the reasons for which the plan was made, the fate of the original, the origins of the existing versions, the accuracy of the survey and its importance as a source for the history of the Tower.